Recent Activity Has Some Wondering If There’s Life on Mars

Recently, the Curiosity Rover detected methane gas on the Red Planet. That and an image of a glint of light has left some wondering: Is there life on Mars?

Days before the Curiosity Rover discovered signs of life on Mars, a strange bright light was photographed hovering over the surface in the distance. This has left some wondering if there could possibly be life on the Red Planet.

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The strange light doesn’t appear in pictures taken 13-seconds before and after the one in question. However, according to NASA the light “can be caused by cosmic-ray hits or sunlight glinting from rock surfaces.”

Days later the Curiosity Rover discovered something else that might be proof of life on Mars: methane. In fact, on June 23, 2019, the Curiosity Rover discovered the largest amount of methane during its 7-year mission.

This discovery could be the first signs detected of microbial life. Another explanation, as the Curiosity Rover Tweet explains, could be water reacting with rocks. To find definitive answers, NASA has deployed the Curiosity Rover to conduct more tests on the area in which the methane was found.

A post on NASA’s site states: “With our current measurements, we have no way of telling if the methane source is biology or geology, or even ancient or modern,”


We discuss this and more on the latest episode of the PODCAST.

Episode #99 Contents

(Intro) Is America “Safe and Sanitary”

(18:17) Life on Mars?

(25:48) Are the Knicks Finally on the Right Track?

(38:45) New York Mets: Time to Blow it up?

(53:22) The World Series Dodgers & Pujols’ Farewell

(1:02:02) 2019 MLB All-Star Game Snubs

(1:09:45) Big Little Lies and more!

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Author: Manny Gómez

Having grown up in Washington Heights, a small Dominican neighborhood just one mile away from Yankee Stadium, Manny is a life-long Yankees fan. He began pursuing his passion for writing about baseball in March 2018 when he co-founded a small baseball media company called Welcome to THE SHOW. Manny is also a contributor at Call to the Pen. Follow Manny on twitter @MannyGo3.

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